- By Al Perkins Regina Shekerjian Haig Shekerjian

King Midas and the Golden Touch

  • Title: King Midas and the Golden Touch
  • Author: Al Perkins Regina Shekerjian Haig Shekerjian
  • ISBN: 9780590402187
  • Page: 112
  • Format: None
  • King Midas and the Golden Touch King Midas enjoyed turning everything he touched to gold until he discovered that gold food was hard to eat and gold daughters cold to hug

    King Midas enjoyed turning everything he touched to gold until he discovered that gold food was hard to eat and gold daughters cold to hug.

    1 thought on “King Midas and the Golden Touch

    1. Gets the basic story across very nicely for beginning readers. A little disappointed that we seem to have relocated to some kind of medieval Europe instead of ancient Greece - why? Also, perhaps because of this, the "strange little man" is not Dionysus but just a strange little man.

    2. The curse of great wealth16 November 2013 This is a retelling of an ancient Greek story about a king who loved gold so much that when a god gave him a wish he made the wish that everything he touched turned to gold, which as we all know ended up having tragic consequences. In the original myth (and the original myth doesn't actually have him turning his daughter into gold, that actually came much later, around the 19th century) Midas found one of Dionysius' followers in a drunken stupor so he br [...]

    3. King Midas loved gold. He sat down to breakfast with his daughter. They drank from golden cups. They ate from golden plates. His goldsmiths made him golden clocks and golden tables. He went all over his land looking for gold. “Gold! Gold! Gold! How I love my gold!”“What do I wish for most? Gold, of course!” That is a very big wish. It may not make you happy. But if that is what you want…“Ouch!” Yelled King Midas. “My sausage has turned to gold!” He grabbed a fish. It turned to [...]

    4. The classic story of unintended consequences, as well as the fact that too much of a good thing is not good at all. I like the old style art with the majority in black and white ink and just the gold items in gold.

    5. Al Perkins gives a cute rendition in Beginner Book style of the old fable of King Midas. Fun illustrations and a fabulous lesson all wrapped up into a short and easy book to read to kids or for young readers to read themselves.

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